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tgarbo-translates:

"Godendeemster" (Götterdämmerung), a Sjef van Oekel story drawn by Theo van den Boogaard and scripted by Wim T. Schippers, translated by Google software and rendered into comprehensibility, though probably not accuracy, by me.

(You’re going to want to open each image individually into a new tab, especially that doozy of a two-page spread. Not safe for work or church, although it helps if you have some Biblical background.)

The Sjef van Oekel stories can be roughly described as R. Crumb meets Hergé; the titular figure was a popular sketch-comedy character on Dutch television and records before Schippers and van den Boogaard began sending him through meticulously-drawn stories that mocked every conceivable form of pretense, hypocrisy, social standard, and ordinary sense. “Godendeemster” is transgressive even by their standards, and the series ended when the comedian who played Sjef filed a lawsuit that included the sexual, scatological, and morbid elements of the comic. But while it lasted it was perhaps the greatest sketch-comedy strip ever created, blackout gags alternating with cruel social satire and dumb puns, all delivered in such a technically polished form that the humor bites all the harder for being delivered in such dispassionately detailed drawings.

Apparently at least some of the Sjef van Oekel strips have already been published in English in Holland under the name “Mr. Ponsford,” possibly including this one. I wonder how I did by comparison.

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Zbyněk Baladrán, Dead Reckoning, 2014. Paper cut, nylon, clips, chalk, wood panels. Installation view, contemporary art centre – la synagogue de Delme, 2014. Photo: O.H. Dancy. source

Zbyněk Baladrán, Dead Reckoning, 2014. Paper cut, nylon, clips, chalk, wood panels. Installation view, contemporary art centre – la synagogue de Delme, 2014. Photo: O.H. Dancy. source

deathandmysticism:

Palden Lhamo, the principal protectress of Tibet, residing in the Holy Lake or Lhamo Latso, 1895

deathandmysticism:

Palden Lhamo, the principal protectress of Tibet, residing in the Holy Lake or Lhamo Latso, 1895

magictransistor:

Chaos Monster and Sun God. Plate 19/83 from Austen Henry Layard’s Monuments of Nineveh, Second Series. 1853.
Marduk, sun god of Babylon, with his thunderbolts pursues Anzu after Anzu stole the Tablets of Destiny.

magictransistor:

Chaos Monster and Sun God. Plate 19/83 from Austen Henry Layard’s Monuments of Nineveh, Second Series. 1853.

Marduk, sun god of Babylon, with his thunderbolts pursues Anzu after Anzu stole the Tablets of Destiny.